Being able to hear well makes such a difference to everyday life. That’s why all of our hearing tests are FREE, so you can spot any hearing loss as soon as possible. Then you can either be reassured that your hearing is fine, or we can help you find the right heading aid for you. 

If we discover that you need a hearing aid, or you need to change your current one, we can offer you a FREE trial of any hearing aid (even the smallest and most discreet models) for up to 3 weeks.

We offer two hearing tests for adults. They’re both done by our highly qualified HCPC-registered audiologists, whereas at some centres you may be looked after by a hearing care assistant.


Hearing test 1 – Hearing Health Check

This FREE hearing test works like this: 
  • Make an appointment and allow 15 to 30 minutes of your time

  • We’ll ask you about your ear health and how you think your hearing is

  • We’ll do an otoscopy, which lets us both see your ear canal and eardrum in great detail – we can even identify any problems in your middle ear

  • Then we’ll screen your hearing, which gives us an initial indication of how well you really hear

  • If everything looks fine, we’ll probably ask you to come back again in 2 years. It may be that ear wax removal can solve your hearing problems. 

  • If we think you have some hearing loss, we’ll ask you back for a full-blown Hearing Examination. 

Hearing test 2 – Hearing Examination

This more thorough hearing test is also FREE:
  • Make an appointment for our Hearing Examination

  • We’ll take a medical history from you

  • We’ll also talk to you about your lifestyle – your routines, and the contexts in which you need to hear (do you work in a noisy office? Are you mostly at home? Do you socialise a lot?)

  • Then we’ll do an otoscopy, so we can both see your ear canal and ear drum on-screen

  • We’ll also do a pure tone assessment (PTA) test to find out the degree of hearing loss and the cause

  • Depending on your PTA results, we’ll do a couple of other checks – which most practices don’t offer. These are the ‘speech in quiet’ and ‘speech in noise’ tests.

If you need a hearing aid

If we find that you need a hearing aid, we’ll do a live demonstration to show you how the brain responds to hearing aids. The we’ll show you which options may be available to you, including the smallest, most discreet hearing aids. We can also offer you a FREE trial of any hearing aid for up to 3 weeks!